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Capn

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Jun 9, 2001
I recently received my ThermoEngine with the INCREDIBLY stiff clip. When I put tried to put it on my ASUS a7v133, one of the little plastic teeth that the clip latches on to broke off as soon as it latched. I called ASUS and they said it would cost 40 bucks to replace. Am I assed out? Do I have to fork over the 40 bucks to be able to use my board? I still have the little piece that broke, should I glue it back on with some really strong glue and save the 40 bucks plus the month it would take to get it back? Any info is appretiated. Thanks.
 
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William

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or get the Taisol HSF that uses all three lugs on each side and thus will be fine without one. You can try superglue too.
 

cjtune

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Dec 18, 2000
...if all else fails, try epoxying the HS to the core AND tying the HSF to the mobo with (insulated) wire through those four holes next to the CPU socket -this will take away most of the load from the epoxied CPU/HS interface. Obviously, this method, once done, is permanent.

You could also try tying a loop of strong, thin wire to the clip that was supposed to latch onto the (now broken) plastic hook and use it to secure the clip onto the two neighbouring hooks. Hopefully, the slack due to the wires doesn't take away much clamping force from the spring clip.

Too risky? Get the Taisol and sell your Volcano off.
 

Caravan

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Apr 16, 2001
You can make an adapter to use the other two notches with a small piece of metal and a dremmel. just cut a notch in it to span the whole length and epoxy (JB Weld) it to the clip. I did sort of this with my water block hold down.

 
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William

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cjtune (Jul 05, 2001 02:42 a.m.):
...if all else fails, try epoxying the HS to the core AND tying the HSF to the mobo with (insulated) wire through those four holes next to the CPU socket -this will take away most of the load from the epoxied CPU/HS interface. Obviously, this method, once done, is permanent.

I would not recomend doing this!! THe only decent Epoxy is AS Epoxy and this is not an acceptable way to mount it. You will not maintain the pressure needed for thermal conductance and may end up with a dead cpu, not good at all.
 

cjtune

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William (Jul 05, 2001 03:13 a.m.):
cjtune (Jul 05, 2001 02:42 a.m.):
...if all else fails, try epoxying the HS to the core AND tying the HSF to the mobo with (insulated) wire through those four holes next to the CPU socket -this will take away most of the load from the epoxied CPU/HS interface. Obviously, this method, once done, is permanent.

I would not recomend doing this!! THe only decent Epoxy is AS Epoxy and this is not an acceptable way to mount it. You will not maintain the pressure needed for thermal conductance and may end up with a dead cpu, not good at all.

Yeah, it's somewhat risky and you need AS Epoxy (I assumed it is THE epoxy for O/Cers). You'll need to maintain some pressure (put a 5 kg mass (approx. 12 lbf) on the HSF for the duration) on the CPU and HSF while the epoxy is curing AND you must tie the HSF securely to the mobo. If I were you, I'd look for a second-hand buyer for the Volcano first and get a Taisol with the triple clips -I wouldn't put too much faith in that super-glued plastic hook.